Government says it is not going to cancel the agreement it signed with Macro-Ocean Investment Consortium for the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of 327 Kilometres Ndola-Lusaka Dual Carriage way.

Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development, Charles Milupi says people who are against the project are not doing it out of good will but want the new administration to fail.

Mr Milupi has reiterated that the Lusaka-Ndola road project is a pure Public Private Partnership PPP and will go ahead as planned.

He stated that government went the PPP way on the project because it is managing the existing huge debt portfolio which it inherited.

“We have no money in the treasury, the reason we decided to engage the private sector, is only that people do not understand the extent to which the economy was damaged,” he said.

Mr Milupi said the Lusaka -Ndola road is a major and an economic channel for Zambia and that its reconstruction will create thousands of job opportunities for the youths hence politicking on the project should not be entertained.